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Barrier-free Access

Accessible literature for visually impaired people

The library provides a range of services designed to support you in your studies. We offer services according to your individual needs, please contact us

We are always open to suggestions of ways in which access might be improved or new services that might be introduced.

We compile and provide literature for you

Leipzig University Library assists users with handicaps by compiling and providing literature. Please place your orders at the service desks or via e-mail to info@ub.uni-leipzig.de

Accessible literature for the blind and visually impaired

Leipzig University Library supports blind and visually impaired students and staff by providing accessible literature. Please send us requests for publications using the web form. If you have any futher questions or enquiries, please contact us at emedien@ub.uni-leipzig.de or call us on +49 (0)341 973 0668.

Loan and short-term loan of non-circulating items

For items of the circulating collection we offer an extended loan period of 60 days on demand. Items of the non-circulating collection can be checked out for 7 days.

Work at the library

If you want to use the collection of a location that is not barrier free we provide you with the literature you need at a barriere free location of your choice.

Locations

The locations of Leipzig University Library are differently accessible. Please see below.

Limited barrier free

  • Street level entrance for wheelchair users and users with walking disability via an elevator
  • Elevator
  • Entrance to open stack and several floors is limited and only possible with assistance of the staff
  • Workplace for visually impaired users, reading room 2nd floor, east wing
  • Computer workplace for wheelchair users, 2nd floor, east wing
  • Barrier free toilets on ground floor and 2nd floor
  • Parking lot in front of the library and nearby

Barrier free

  • Access at ground level, automatic doors via lecture hall building and night entrance
  • Elevator
  • 2 barrier free toilets
  • Parking lots at parking garage Augustusplatz

Not barrier free

  • Access via staircases only, no elevator
  • Barrier free toilet

Barrier free

  • Street level entrance for wheelchair users
  • Orientation system for blind people at the Campus leads to the entrance of the library
  • Door plates in braille
  • Elevator
  • Two barrier free toilets

Not barrier free

  • Access for wheelchair users via faculty building Theater Studies with assistance of library staff

Not barrier free

  • Elevator, with assistance of library staff

Independent access within the library is not possible. Please ask the library staff.

Barrier free

  • Elevator
  • Two barrier free toilets

Limited barrier free

  • Access via courtyard
  • Elevator
  • Barrier free toilet within the building (not in the library)

Independent access within the library is not possible. Please ask the library staff.

Limited barrier free

  • Access with elevator with assistance of library staff
  • Barrier free toilets at first floor

Limited barrier free

  • Access with elevator to 2nd floor; access to 3rd floor with assistance of the staff
  • Barrier free toilets on 2nd and 3rd floor
  • Parking lots at parking garages Petersbogen and Burgstraße

Barrier free

  • Access via ramp
  • Elevator
  • Barrier free toilets on ground floor (Mensa)
  • Reading room and workplaces barrrier free
  • Parking lots available (no handicapped parking)